Shirley Sisk, executive director of the Newark-based League of Volunteers, is asking the public for donations for the nonprofit group’s annual free Thanksgiving dinner next week. Here are the details:
The League of Volunteers (LOV) is planning on serving 4,000-5,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day at the Newark Pavilion or delivered to the homebound in Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Castro Valley. Only a week to go and to date there is a desperate shortage of the following:
Turkeys – need 300 – have 36 – short 264
Hams – need 80 – have 12 – need 68 more
Pre-baked pies – need 500 – have 20 promised – short 480
Instant Potato Mix – large box – have 25 – need 50 more
Chicken Broth – need 20 large cans – have 6
Canned Corn – need 91 more
Canned Green Beans – need 324 more
Oval Aluminum Roasting Pans – need 491 more
Butter – both 1 lb. boxes (40 needed) & individual patties (box of 200)
Bottled water – need 18 cases
Dessert plates – need 700 more
Sandwich bags – need 2,500 – have only 396
Take Home Styrofoam Dinner Containers – need 700 more
Large lunch bags – need 1,100 more
Charcoal to cook turkeys – need 1,000 lbs.
Turkey Roasting bags – need 300
These are just a few of the many food and supply items needed to help make this a happy holiday for those in need or those that are alone this Thanksgiving. You may also call 510-793-5683 for an update on needs. LOV’s Community Service Center is at 8440 Central Ave., Ate A/B , Newark, 94560.
It is open to receive donations Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm. Or you maycall for pick up. If you don’t have time to shop, monetary donations are very much welcome so that we may purchase what is needed.
For more information, call LOV at 510-793-5683 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.